This winter, new flights and expanded service from major hub airports will make Colorado Ski Country USA even more accessible to skiers and snowboarders from all over the world. New service from Chicago (ORD), New York (LGA), Los Angeles (LAX) and Las Vegas (LAS) as well as expanded service on...
It’s that time of year again. The biggest names in ski and snowboard film are rolling out their newest projects, and we cannot be more excited to see what they have in store. These companies are touring the nation to give us some pre-season stoke, and chances are, there will be a showing near...
Steamboat’s winter flight program will feature expanded nonstop air service from six of the 11 cities with flights into Steamboat/Hayden Airport (HDN) for the 2015/16 winter season. This expanded air service to Steamboat represents a 13.0 percent increase in seats flying from nonstop markets;...
Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) has put some deals together that will make spring skiing more affordable than ever. The resort is offering buy one night, get one free at the Elevation Hotel & Spa; a chic slopeside property. In addition, the resort launched a 3-day pass product, giving the passholder three days of skiing for the rest of the season and into the beginning of the 2012-2013 season.
Steamboat photo by Larry Pierce, record snowfall by Mother Nature
We know it’s hard to plan ahead, but by doing so, skiers and riders have the best chance for big savings. Case in point: the Rocky Mountain Super Passes, good at Winter Park, Copper and Steamboat.
The unrestricted $419 Rocky Mountain Super Pass is back for another year at an astounding value with unlimited skiing and riding at Winter Park/Mary Jane and Copper Mountain. For a limited time only and a $49 down payment, receive a Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus for the price of a regular Rocky Mountain Super Pass, that’s six unrestricted days at Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A.® for FREE.
This post is brought to Colorado Ski Country by Justin Patrick.
The Ute Indians had a name for Telluride long before the hoards of miners flooded the surrounding hills. They called it “storm catcher.” Out of the high desert of Utah and Southwestern Colorado rise the sharp, daunting peaks of the San Juan Mountains. They are part of the Rocky Mountain Range, but the look and feel varies greatly from the central Rockies of the Front Range. They are regal, angular, sharp; they’ve got personality, and anyone who lives in their presence will tell you they have moods too. Seven 14,000 foot plus peaks are clustered in the neighborhood. Five hundred foot cliffs are commonplace. Storms that settle in the wind can be gale-force, the snow utterly blinding. But when the weather is fair, the skies blue and sunny, Telluride offers some of the most blissful skiing in North America.
A brief break in the storm reveals the ridgeline from Lift 12. Palmyra Peak is shrouded by mist in the background.
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This post comes to Colorado Ski Country from Dan Rabin, a freelance writer from Boulder whose thirst for knowledge is exceeded only by his thirst for Colorado-brewed craft beer.
Whooshing down the slopes of Copper Mountain, it’s easy to forget that the resort is more than just a series of green, blue and black ski runs. However, after completing a “Ski With a Ranger” mountain tour, I will forever think of the popular Summit County resort as a complex and fascinating ecosystem that also happens to be a fine place to ski. In addition to their educational value, the tours are a lot of fun and a unique change of pace to a typical ski outing.
This blog comes to Colorado Ski Country USA from Kristen Lummis.
Jeanette Saylor on the Podium, Photo Courtesy NASTAR
In 2010, Jeanette Saylor a 54-year-old mother of two from Colorado was the NASTAR National Champion. At the NASTAR Nationals in Winter Park, Colorado, Saylor first won her age class, the Ladies 50-54 Platinum Division. Then in the Race of Champions, she posted the fastest time and was the overall winner.
In 2010, about 30% of NASTAR racers were women. While NASTAR doesn’t keep track of how many were moms, I think its a fair bet that many of the moms at NASTAR Nationals weren’t like Jeanette. They weren’t racing. They were schlepping skis for their kids and husbands.